Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 4, 2012

A slightly cooler day.

We got the birdhouse if  the birds will just come.  If not, it looks nice anyway but makes a pretty expensive garden decoration!

The rest of the day was visiting with MIL.

April 5, 2012

Really cool today and overcast with a slight mist.....not measurable rain.

We made a run to the local grocery and the library and DH worked out while I read.  Our farm help canceled because of the drizzle.......

Yesterday I caught this picture after chasing the butterfly over the back yard and it finally landed on a maple tree. This is the first Tiger Swallowtail of the season here.

and one of our many yellow cats.  I think the spot on the eye is an apple tree petal just falling,

Speaking of pictures, I may have killed my good zoom Panasonic......the internet was gone again this morning and I had to pull out the table with the computer on it and do the unplug routine....I bent over the desk and knocked over a full cup of hot coffee on the it tells me I have to remove the lens cover to go on.............there is no lens cover since that fell apart a week ago.....I will let it dry for a few days and see what happens.

I still have my little Canon but the zoom isn't great and it doesn't have IS.  I have been looking longingly at the newer Canon with the powerful zoom...........this may be the year!


  1. Sounds like it may be time for a new camera! Glad you've had a break in the really warm weather. It must feel good for a bit.

  2. Oh my, that martin house turned out just fine! I sure the birds won't be able to resist it. They should help with your bug probs this season.

  3. That a nice looking martin house. What is it they say...if you build it, they will come? I bet you'll get some boarders this season. Love your butterfly photo! You captured him perfectly! Happy Easter!

  4. What a great pic of the butterfly and your pretty 'yeller' cat!

    My BIL lives in town and was having no luck with martins using the bird house. He brought it out here and put it up for me-no sooner got it up than a sparrow landed on top. I don't see any action now-martins or sparrows.

    Have a mama bluebird nesting in the box across from my office window-glad it has cooled down. It is nailed on a walnut tree and the walnut leaves aren't fully leafed out so it was getting a lot of hot sun. Maybe the leaves will be completely out before it heats back up. My BIL made the house for me and I need to see if we will make me some more as I see lots of bluebirds around.

    Happy Easter weekend to your family.

    1. Bev, I have bluebirds nesting in my two houses too. Coincidentally, my BIL made one of mine too!

      No birds in the new house.......